Here’s What We Know So Far About the Debut of 2024 MINI Cooper and Countryman EVs on September 1

Mini has announced that the new generations of the Cooper and the Countryman will be unveiled on September 1st. The electric versions of both models will be revealed first, with the ICE-powered variants following at a later date. The unveiling will take place in Munich, Germany, and will be broadcast live. The new MINI models will also be showcased at the IAA Mobility Show in Munich before production begins in Germany.

The latest teaser image only provides a glimpse of the silhouette and lighting signature of the Cooper and Countryman EVs. However, we have already seen them in person through official photos of camouflaged prototypes and undisguised sightings. So far, MINI has revealed the exterior and interior designs of the upcoming Cooper, while the Countryman has been spotted driving around without any disguise.

The new MINI Cooper will retain its iconic three-door hatchback body style. The exterior design features characteristics such as round headlights, a large grille, black pillars, and a white roof. Inside, the new MINI family will showcase a round OLED touchscreen as the centerpiece of the minimalist dashboard. The central display measures 9.4 inches and runs on the Android-based MINI Operating System 9, featuring a virtual assistant named Spike and different experience modes. Sustainable materials will also be used extensively throughout the leather-free cabin.

As for the specifications, MINI has already announced the details for the electric Cooper models. The entry-level MINI Cooper E will have a single electric motor producing 181 hp and a 40.7 kWh battery. The Cooper SE, on the other hand, will feature a 215 hp electric motor and a larger 54.2 kWh battery. There will also be a fully electric JCW variant with higher power, although the exact specifications have yet to be revealed. The estimated range for the Cooper EVs is between 300-400 km (186-249 miles).

Moving on to the MINI Countryman, it will share its platform with the BMW X1 and iX1. This allows the Countryman to offer both electric and ICE powertrain options, although the PHEV model will be discontinued. The new Countryman will be 130 mm (5 inches) longer than its predecessor, resulting in a more spacious cabin. The electric variants of the Countryman have already been detailed by MINI. The Countryman E will have a single electric motor producing 188 hp, while the Countryman SE ALL4 will feature dual electric motors providing a combined 308 hp, similar to the BMW iX1. Both versions will be equipped with a 64.7 kWh battery pack, offering a maximum range of 450 km (280 miles) for the less powerful variant.

More details about MINI’s upcoming EVs will be revealed in the video premiere on September 1st.